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Tasting Wines from Portugal

Our next wine tasting event will explore the relatively unknown wine regions of Portugal a country which has a rich heritage of indigenous grape varieties, a distinct individuality and a long history which goes back to the era of the Tartessians.

Portuguese wine tasting
Portuguese wine tasting
During the course of the evening, we will be tasting and talking about the different wine regions of Portugal and exploring wines beyond the popular and well known ones like Port wine and the youthful 'green' Vinho Verde.

Wine Tasting Details

Our core member Jeannie will be hosting this wine tasting event at her house in the Kalorama neighborhood in DC, where we will be tasting wines from the different regions of Portugal including the well known Port wine from the Douro region.

Grapes and Grains wine tasting event
Grapes and Grains wine tasting event
During our wine tasting event which includes dinner and dessert, we will be talking about the different wine regions of Portugal, besides some of its indigenous grape varieties and adoption of some popular foreign grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay.

We have selected some refreshing wines, ideal for the summer, besides wines made from the traditional grape varieties.

Rooftop view of Kalorama and Dupont circle
Rooftop view of Kalorama and Dupont circle
Depending on the weather, we might be able to enjoy a beautiful rooftop view of Kalorama and Dupont circle, as we sip some summer wine and enjoy the last few days of summer.

Getting to Know Portuguese Wines and Regions

Though, outside of Portugal many are familiar with the Port wine and the youthful 'green' Vinho Verde, the country with its fierce passion for wine and traditions has much to offer with its rich wine-making heritage.

The wine regions in Portugal experience a wide variation in soil, traditions and influence of the Atlantic, Mediterranean and even continental climates. Additionally, the difference in orientation of the vineyards, hills, slopes and prevailing winds play an important factor in the micro-climate of the vineyards therefore producing wines of different types and quality across different regions.

The vineyards in the Douro Valley
The vineyards in the Douro Valley
Some of the well known wine regions of Portugal include Alentejo, Douro, Dão and Madeira. The Douro Valley located in the north of Portugal is one of the top wine regions of the world and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage region.

Between 1757 and 1761 the first comprehensive classification of the Douro Valley was carried out making it the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world.

Recommended Reading

Portuguese Wine Regions and History

Porto : Food, Drink and Culture

Event Details


Description: Portuguese wine tasting event where we will be exploring wines from the different regions of Portugal.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00PM

Admission: $30 (includes wine tasting, dinner and dessert) / Limited Spots
Tickets must be purchased using this link : Tasting Wines from Portugal

Venue: Jeannie's House in Kalorama neighborhood (Address will be emailed to our participating members)

Address: Kalorama, DC, 20008

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